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DOLE’s Independence Day fair TNK opens 40K job vacancies

AT least 40,000 jobs will be made available during the online Independence Day Trabaho, Negosyo, at Kabuhayan (Job, Business, and Livelihood) fair organized by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Saturday.

In an online news briefing on Wednesday, Labor Assistant Secretary Dominique R. Tutay said the job vacancies will come from around 400 employers who will participate in the event.

“We will be posting links in our web site so they could access our online job fair,” Tutay said.

She said top industries with the most vacancies in their TNK event are business-process outsourcing (BPO), manufacturing, security services, media and retail.

For overseas jobs, she said, most openings are health-related like nurses, radiographer, physical therapist, construction related and the services sector.

Most of the vacancies, Tutay added, are for those with “middle to high skills.”

Tutay said they are hoping more workers will be hired in their upcoming TNK just like in their Labor Day Job Fair last month, where 51,000 vacancies were opened.

During the event, some 4,000 job slots were immediately filled by hired-on-the spot applicants, while 5,000 to 6,000 became near hires, or those who will need to pass additional documents and interviews before they are hired.

“This is already a good number [of hired] workers,” Tutay said.

The TNK is part of government intervention to provide aid to the over 191,000 workers, who were permanently displaced this year amid the business disruptions cause by the novel coronavirus disease pandemic.

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